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Suspected Car Thief Hides In Attic Of Coeur d'Alene Business

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Coeur d’Alene Police Officers arrested Jason Donald Hill, 35 years of age, of Spokane after he fled from officers and tried to hide in an area business. Coeur d’Alene Police Officers arrested Jason Donald Hill, 35 years of age, of Spokane after he fled from officers and tried to hide in an area business.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Spokane man was arrested in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday after he fled from officers and tried to hide in the attic of a business.

Coeur d'Alene Police says they were called to the area of 1100 Ironwood around 3:15pm for the report of a recovered stolen car. When they arrived on scene however, they saw 35-year-old Jason Donald Hill sitting in the driver's seat of the stolen car. When Hill saw police approaching, he started the car up and began to back up. Officers attempted to stop Hill, but he drove a short distance before bailing from the car and taking off on foot. 

Police say Hill actually scaled a fence and crossed I-90 on foot, and eventually went inside the Quick Lube on Appleway Avenue. When inside the Quick Lube, Hill gained access through the ceiling into the attic. Officers got all of the employees out of the business, and tried to talk Hill into surrendering. Almost two hours after the initial call, Hill came down from the attic and was taken into custody without incident. 

Hill is being held on a felony warrant out of Washington for Escaping Community Custody. He is also facing additional charges of Grand Theft and Burglary. Police say he is also a suspect in other recent car thefts and home burglaries. 

The investigation is ongoing. 
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